A remarkable technological achievement was accomplished on Jan. 19, 1883, when the first electric system with overhead wires was established by Thomas Edison. Starting in Roselle, New Jersey, this system spread to major cities in the United States, and became the pattern for electricity around the nation, uniting once isolated locations.
Today In History- January 19
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires begins.
Electric lighting employs overhead wires for the first time.
- Roselle, New Jersey
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